Chelsea are reportedly interested in Nottingham Forest midfielder Matty Cash.
According to The People, the Premier League leaders are prepared to offer £1.5m for the 19-year-old.
It is said Forest’s asking price is £5m but there could be a compromise if he was loaned back.
Cash spent part of last term on loan at Dagenham and Redbridge, and only made his first-team debut for Forest this season, starting the opening day victory over Burton Albion.
It was a reward for some impressive performances in pre-season and he has continued to make great progress since.
Handed a new three-year deal in August, he has gone on to make five further appearances as head coach Philippe Montanier has stuck to his promise to give youth a chance at the City Ground.
A fractured leg in the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa back in September has sidelined him in recent weeks, but he made his comeback in Friday’s 5-2 triumph at Barnsley